• Coroner finds Salem man’s death a suicide

    by  • January 20, 2014

    A 23-year-old Salem man is dead from an apparent suicide. According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Jared Stroup was pronounced dead Sunday morning, shortly after he was discovered in the garage of his brother’s Salem home, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted hanging. Cannon says there were no signs of foul play or...

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    Measure would create database of animal abusers

    by  • January 17, 2014

    An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would create a list of people who’ve been convicted of animal cruelty charges. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports the legislation is aimed at protecting animals. The measure is sponsored by Chicago democrat Toni Berrios and would be similar to a state registry for sex...

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    Bail set at $50k after fight with deputies

    by  • January 17, 2014

    A 20-year-old Kell man who was arrested Wednesday following a fight with Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies during a drug arrest has been formally charged this morning in Marion county with multiple felonies. John A. Morton is charged with three Class 2 felonies for aggravated battery to a peace officer, distributing a synthetic or misbranded...

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    Centralia man charged with felony domestic battery

    by  • January 17, 2014

    Bail has been set at $50,000 for a 28-year-old Centralia man charged with aggravated domestic battery including strangling. Jamie M. Evilsizer was also charged Friday morning in Marion County court with misdemeanor domestic battery. Online court records indicate Evilsizer has no prior domestic battery convictions, but the act of strangling during a domestic battery...

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    Obama nominates Carlyle attorney for federal bench

    by  • January 17, 2014

    President Barack Obama has nominated an attorney from the Carlyle to the federal bench. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Thursday announced Staci Yandle is Obama’s choice to fill a judicial vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. If confirmed by the Senate, Yandle would serve at the federal courthouse...

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    Salem man receives four years for burglary

    by  • January 17, 2014

    A 20-year-old Salem man was sentenced to 4-years in prison Thursday following a guilty plea in Marion County court. Timothy J. Howard pleaded guilty Thursday to one Class 2 felony count of burglary in exchange for a second burglary charge being dismissed. Howard was arrested in November for burglary to the Salem Public Works...

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